Recollection Kamran Samimi 2022

Carved from discarded lumber from Ward Warehouse, Recollection celebrates the wood’s passage through time and space. Samimi carved and shaped each piece of lumber to enhance the wood’s formal and sculptural qualities, but also to reveal a living essence that lives within the wood. Each beam has been reanimated, bearing marks of its process and rebirth. Together they honor the origins of their materiality, as well as the complex histories of their new residence at Thomas Square Park. This sculpture is created from salvaged wood and acrylic paints.

About the artist:

Kamran Samimi grew up in rural Laupāhoehoe, Hawaiʻi and was raised by parents of Iranian and Norwegian ancestry. He has had solo exhibitions at the Sharjah Art Museum in United Arab Emirates, Honolulu Museum of Art, and the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design, along with and many other venues in both Hawai’i and abroad.  He holds a BFA in Printmaking and an MFA in Sculpture and Print Media from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.